The biggest lottery game in South Africa is definitely the South African Powerball due its high payouts. It started in 2009 and is gaining more and more success every year.
Learn all there is to know about this amazing Powerball, right below! From rules, to prizes you could scoop and odds you get… The South Africa Powerball won’t have anymore secret for you!
South Africa Powerball Rules
To play South Africa Powerball, you need to select 6 numbers, as follows:
- select 5 main numbers from a range of 1 to 50
- select a Powerball number from 1 to 20
If all 6 numbers match, you scoop the South Africa Powerball jackpot!
When are the South Africa Powerball draws?
The South Africa Powerball draws take place on Tuesday and Friday, at 21:00, Africa standard time. The first draw of the South African Powerball took place in October 2009.
South Africa Powerball Results
Here are the 10 latest South Africa Powerball results:
South Africa Record Jackpot
The record jackpot of the South African Powerball is of R232,131,750.69, scooped on February 19, 2019 by a single man in his fifties. This also represents the largest lottery prize ever scooped in South Africa.
South Africa Powerball prizes & odds
As mentionned above, the South Africa Powerball jackpot reached R232,131,750.69 in the past, but the average payout is around R55,384,977. You have a chance in 42,375,200 to scoop that 1st prize.
However, there are 9 prizes you can scoop at the South African Powerball. See how much they generally bring and what are your odds in the table below:
|Prize Division||Match||Prize Fund %||Average Prize||Winning Odds|
|Jackpot||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪+ 🔴||54.46%||R55,384,977||1: 42,375,200|
|3rd||⚪⚪⚪⚪+ 🔴||2.50%||R11,300||1: 188,334|
|5th||⚪⚪⚪+ 🔴||4.80%||R493||1: 4,280|
|7th||⚪⚪+ 🔴||3.00%||R22||1: 299|
|8th||⚪+ 🔴||10.99%||Fixed R15||1: 57|
|9th||🔴||12.01%||Fixed R10||1: 35|
South Africa Powerball vs US Powerball
Play US Powerball or South Africa Powerball? Which is better? Well, it all depends what interests you most. The US Powerball offers bigger record jackpots, but the South Africa Powerball offers better odds.
See our comparative table of the US & South Africa versions of the Powerball:
|South Africa Powerball||Criteria||US Powerball|
|1 in 42,375,200||Odds of Winning the Jackpot||1 in 292,201,338|
|5 Main Numbers + Powerball||Numbers to Play||5 Main Numbers + Powerball|
|USD11 Million||Record Jackpot||USD1.586 Billion|
|9 (Jackpot included)||Number of Prize Divisions||9 (Jackpot included)|
|Tuesday & Friday||Draw Days||Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday|
Both these Powerballs offer 9 generous prizes but the US Powerball sees 3 draws a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday while the South Africa Powerball sees 2 draws a week, on Tuesday and Friday. You could play Powerball almost every day by choosing these 2 versions!
PS: You can buy your US Powerball tickets online!
- Worlwide there are 4 Powerball versions. Let’s start with the one presented here, the South Africa Powerball. The greatest and biggest, is, without a doubt, the US Powerball, but there is also our Australia Powerball. To this you can add the New Zealand Powerball.
South Africa Powerball FAQ
To play South Africa Powerball, you need to:
– select 5 main numbers (from 1 to 50)
– select a Powerball number (from 1 to 20)
You win the South Africa Powerball jackpot if all 6 numbers match.
The South Africa Powerball takes place twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday, at 21:00, Africa standard time.